H-1B Cap Reached for Fiscal Year 2010Posted by Murali Bashyam on Dec 22, 2009 in H1B Visas, News | 0 comments
The United States CitizenshipThe country in which a person is born (and has not renounced or lost citizenship) or naturalized and to which that person owes allegiance and by which he or she is entitled to be protected. and Immigration Service (USCIS) has announced that the H-1B cap for Fiscal YearCurrently, the twelve-month period beginning October 1 and ending September 30. Historically, until 1831 and from 1843-49, the twelve-month period ending September 30 of the respective year; from 1832-42 and 1850-67, ending December 31 of the respective year; from 1868-1976, ending June 30 of the respective year. The transition quarter (TQ) for 1976 covers the three-month period, July-September 1976. 2010 (FY2010) has been reached. USCIS will reject new cap-subject H-1B petitions for FY2010 that are received after December 21, 2009 They will apply a computer-generated random selection process to all petitions that are subject to the cap and were received on December 21, 2009. This means that the earliest an H-1B petition seeking new employment can be filed is April 1, 2010, and that would be for an October 1, 2010 start date. Of course, this does not impact cases being filed for H-1B transfers or extensions. As additional updates become available, we will postAmerican Embassy, consulate or other diplomatic mission abroad. Not all American embassies, consulates and missions are visa-issuing posts. them at www.bashyamspiro.com.